Heart Happy (cathy_edgett) wrote,
Heart Happy

The Snow Leopard

There are many books I treasure in my life but two biggies are Zen and the Art of Motorcycle Maintenance, and Peter Matthiessen's The Snow Leopard.  

I am thrilled about the forty year anniversary promotion of one and then open The NY Review of Books to an article by Pico Iyer called The Return of The Snow Leopard.

I have read both books more times than I can count.  I took The Snow Leopard with me to Nepal, where I spent six weeks, four of them in the mountains of the Everest area.   It was one of the Bibles I brought with me and I savored those Matthiessen words by flashlight in my tent.    If you haven't read it, do so. If you have, read it again.   There is so much I could quote from this article, from the book, and so I simply say,

"I grow into these mountains like a moss.  I am bewitched."  

Yes, the photo is of Yosemite, not Everest.  My journey is now closer to home. 


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